Swimming through memories in film and performances.
- Film, photography, soundscapes: Andy Wood
- Composition and Musical Direction: Dave Kane
- Writer – Narrative poetry, lyrics, libretto, and performance: Rommi Smith
- Performance Director: Jason Hird
As a woman sets out on a journey to forget, swimming through a sea of bittersweet memories, Salt Song explores how we remember.
Salt Song combines film, music and poetry to trigger the senses, evoking memories of the sea, and the sea shore. It can transport the seaside to any venue, town, city or festival either through a live performance or a film iteration by Andy Wood. Contact us if you’d like to talk to us about bringing Salt Song to you.
The performance features original poetic narrative written and performed by award-winning poet, former Parliamentary Writer in Residence and Keats House Poet-in-Residence, Rommi Smith. An original score composed by Dave Kane is played live by The Salt Song Band, an ensemble of some of the best musicians from the British Jazz scene, including award winning pianist Matthew Bourne and the internationally acclaimed vocal trio Royst.
The film by Andy Wood draws on the lyrical and powerful live performance presented to critical acclaim in Leeds in 2013. It features original poetic narrative by award-winning poet, Rommi Smith and the original score by Dave Kane played by the Salt Song band.